October 17, 2021

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Managing in times of crisis | Decide in the middle of the storm

Managing in times of crisis |  Decide in the middle of the storm

Quebec management when you were in a social or political crisis? In recent history, all prime ministers have faced serious pitfalls. But the crisis facing Franకోois Legalt since March has not even escalated.


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(Quebec) Since the beginning of the epidemic, there has been a loud and clear warning from the World Health Organization. One of its leaders, D.C.r Michael Ryan urged policy makers not to devote time to their fight against COVID-19. “You have to move quickly. If you wait for the right decision, you will lose the war, ”warned the famous Irish epidemiologist in the Ebola war.

We need not say this twice with Franకోois Legalt: paralysis is the worst enemy, he concludes, we must also decide based on incomplete information. Already, as a politician, he was impatient, always wanting to step in. Throughout the unprecedented crisis facing his government today, scientists prefer to take action rather than wait until all conditions are met to suit their tastes.

In the morning meetings with public health doctors, Horacio Aruda, Richard Moss or Eric Ritwak, we quickly see that scientists’ knowledge of this hitherto unknown new virus is slowly developing. Information often breaks down or does not reach consensus. Public health officials declined to comment until the information was fully completed. However, if we have to wait for a written notice before putting Quebec on a “break”, we may still have to wait for it.

That is why, last spring, Franకోois Legalt retained 40% of Quebec’s economy, before the machine, his administration was ready – the announcement was made and we are still looking at the Executive Council, a list of essential and businesses affected sectors. The “machine” asked him 24 or 48 hours before making this statement.

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Franకోois Legalt, Quebec Premier

Always thinking about Dr Ryan and Franకోois Legalt decided to close immediately if they decided to adjust the opposite. However, we are going to see that this list is gradually adjusted over the days. Closing the economy was too much of a decision for these apostles of business development.

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Franకోois Legalt‌ had a moment of doubt, especially when he realized that Quebec would stand by this strategy; The support of other governments later dispelled these fears.

The same uncertainty, the same doubt when we asked if schools should reopen in May; Very few states in North America have done the same. Despite the magnitude of the second wave, the atmosphere at Francois Legalt’s office this fall was different. In the spring, Tuvulo felt that they had little control over the evolution of the COVID-19 commando pandemic. There was a shortage of screening kits, and Franకోois Legalt was hit like a punch by the disaster at the private CHSLD in the West Island.

Since then, the ombudsman, Mary Rinfret’s provisional report has highlighted the atrocities experienced by CHSLD residents last spring. “In the spring, in Tuva, we have a great feeling of helplessness, we have a lot of problems in our blind spot unknown to us,” explained his right-hand man Martin Koskinen.

In the Prime Minister’s entourage, Mr Legalt stressed that the fall was not asleep, as the ultimatum of anti-mask demonstrations and training center owners convinced from the outset that these movements would be short-lived. .

A month later, the decision-making circle was narrow; In December, the measures were decided by Franకోois Legalt and his chief of staff, Martin Coskinen. The climbing cuts of health officials have developed relentlessly.

Horacio Arruda’s office throws a stone from Franయిois Legalt to summer. He has since returned to his lands in the ministry.

Dominic Savoy, who has never worked in the ministry, has been replaced by Assistant Minister of Health Yves Zendron. Daniel McCann also left the network where he spent his entire career. Franకోois Legalt’s first daily meetings with public health became rare this fall. The sock was clearly visible in early December; Horacio Arruda revealed that Public Health had not asked for the closure of the restaurant dining rooms ordered by Fran లెois Legalt.

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Mr Legalt is interested in information on the epidemic situation in the United States and Europe. Every day, he carefully reads the newsletter he distributed New York Times In COVID-19. He listens to CNN and European news bulletins. This easily accessible information is a source of frustration for Franois Legalt. He was very annoyed from the start by the lack of clarity of the “sanitary intelligence” of the federal authorities.

On weekly telephone exchanges, from a scientific point of view, G7 leader Justin Trudeau is not often the head of the parade; Franకోois Legalt learned more by going through foreign magazines. An example of Ottawa’s indifference: federal reluctance to close the border with the United States, and delays before Canadian nationals’ tough rules are in place when they return.

Mr. Legalt showed the same anxiety when it came time to close schools. In early December, he decided to go ahead with a decision on a vacation plan. After dangling four-day rallies and reducing the number of rallies to two, he closed the door twice, a week before the December 11 deadline published by Public Health. Scientists like to wait and have the full picture.

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Horacio Arruda and Franకోois Legalt

This urgency is irritating about faces. For weeks, with Horacio Arruda, Franయిois Legalt ignored the importance of wearing a mask as a barrier. At the time, American immunologist Anthony Fauzi delivered the same speech. Another round trip? Quebec did not believe in community pollution before realizing that it was an important vector for the spread of the disease. Montreal Public Health supports the theory of possible propaganda through aerosols, in Quebec, we are in the theory of points. Also in the Trial and Error chapter: Quebec says it does not believe in the virtues of the application Kovid warning Proposed by the Trudeau government. He has since changed his mind.

Then there is trial and error: the 28-day challenge, which turned into 56, forced the government to reluctantly tear down the moral agreement with the population. He justifies himself by explaining that he has followed the path identified by public health, but in recent months Franకోois Legalt has made his own conclusions, often before Dr Drew a rare line. Quickly, moreover, he qualified for these ultimatums, the thoughts of the interlocutors rather than the doctors. But Franకోois Legalt and Martin Koskinen focused on the election from the beginning, with the government and the CQ growing since the outbreak began.

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On several occasions, in an interview, Mr Legalt said of the crisis, by the importance of the impact of his decisions, that he was literally intoxicated for citizens, businessmen, and students.

Insomnia and doubts; Do not hide the fact that the decisions of his closest advisers, including Prime Minister Martin Koskinen, jump into the void, often the source of insomnia without a safety net.

“Manually, trying very hard to see the number of deaths every day. It weakens the courage and we always have a moment to worry before we receive a daily report from public health, ”Mr. Coskinen concluded a few days ago.

The result of these nightly reflections, reminds his advisers: One morning, Franయిois Legalt surprised his entourage, arguing that it was necessary to hire 10,000 new beneficiary attendants, a goal that many found utopian. Often in the morning meeting, Mr. Legalt Squared comes up with a list of questions on paper, the result of his co-ordinates the day before and even the night before.

This sense of urgency was well before the Franకోois Legalt epidemic. Within hours, in early 2019, he decided to withdraw his ministry from Environment Minister Mary Chantale Chas. When the government was formed in October 2018 we thought of Ian Lafrenier for domestic issues, but the current Sylvie de Amores ’despair was decided within a week. Ditto for the reconstruction that transformed Daniel McCann from health to higher education. Before becoming prime minister, he took only a few minutes to partially remove the CAQ candidate in Louis-Herbert. He wanted to keep Genevieve Gilbolt instead; The victory of the young candidate sparked the party’s victory in the general election a year later.